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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 109562021, Entry date: 02/26/2020

Export Graphics Tool: Exporting graphics from WinCC (TIA Portal) to a local directory

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With this tool you can export graphics from the "Graphics Collection" of a WinCC (TIA Portal) configuration and then edit them with an image processing program.

The Microsoft Windows operating system provides "MS Paint" for editing graphics. This software is sufficient for minor changes to graphics. In order to use external graphics editing programs with a greater range of functions, the existing graphics must first be exported.

The "Export Graphics Tool" exports all graphics from an existing WinCC (TIA Portal) configuration to a directory of your choice. The tool retains the original file type and the object properties (e.g., transparency). After editing, the graphics are re-inserted into the configuration.

The supplied documentation describes all the steps necessary to use the "Export Graphics Tool".

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  Documentation (1,0 MB) 

Export Graphics Tool code V16
 Registrierung notwendig  TIA Export Graphics Tool V16 CODE (62,9 KB)

CODE archive
Export Graphics Tool code V15.1
 registration required  TIA Export Graphics Tool V15.1 CODE.zip (62.7 KB)

Export Graphics Tool code V15 
 registration required  TIA Export Graphics Tool V15 CODE.zip (62.9 KB)

WinCC V14 and V14 SP1
 registration required  TIA Export Graphics Tool archive code (138.0 KB)

Further Information

  • Application example 
    "TIA Openness" Entry ID: 108716692
  • FAQ
    "What is the meaning of the warning "The '...' graphic is used in different resolutions ..." when compiling a WinCC (TIA Portal) project? 109478773
  • FAQ
    "In WinCC (TIA Portal), how do you edit graphics which are used in faceplates" 104077044

Last Changes
Updated to WinCC (TIA Portal V16)

Additional Keywords
Pictures, photos, graphics, icons, images, drawings, symbols, editing graphics, standard graphics program, export, exporting, import, importing, export images, retrieve, format, type, copy, move, OLE objects

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